Middle East
  • by Michael Lerner The regime cracked down in advance of the Jan. 25 revolution anniversary, but five years on, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is more secure than his predecessor.Middle East,Abdel Fattah al-Sisi,Africa,Arab Spring,China,Egypt,Hosni Mubarak,inflation,ISIS,Muslim Brotherhood,natural gas,oil,Protests,Sinai,terrorism,tourism,Michael Lerner

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    by Michael Lerner Iran is at a structural disadvantage because S. Arabia has influential allies and Mecca.Middle East,Bahrain,Egypt,Gulf Cooperation Council,Iran,Iraq,Kuwait,oil,Oman,Qatar,Saudi Arabia,Shia,Sunni,Syria,UAE,Yemen,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Jan 06, 2016, 4:35 PM EST
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    by Michael Lerner All expats over 50 must leave the country as of March 1, 2016 to provide jobs for Kuwaitis.Middle East,education,expatriates,Hind Al-Sabeeh,Kuwait,Unemployment,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Dec 21, 2015, 3:25 PM EST
  • Bahrainis on a protest march against the government in Manama, Bahrain on June 20, 2014. Getty Images

    Despite reeling from low oil prices, Bahrain finds cutting consumer subsidies to be politically radioactive.Middle East,Bahrain,deficit,Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa,meat,oil,Subsidies,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Sep 03, 2015, 2:35 PM EDT
  • Colonels of the Azerbaijani and Turkish Air Forces during a joint exercise in Konya, Turkey on March 3, 2015. Getty Images

    The two countries closely cooperate on military and energy matters, despite the nuisance of terrorism.Middle East,Armenia,Azerbaijan,Azerbaijan Airlines,Pegasus Airlines,PKK,South Caucasus pipeline,terrorism,Turkey,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Aug 27, 2015, 3:30 PM EDT
  • NATO Patriot missile systems from Spain are seen after being installed in Adana, Turkey, on January 26, 2015. Getty Images

    The bilateral relationship sours shortly after Ankara gave permission for U.S. airstrikes out of Turkey.Middle East,Patriot missile batteries,Recep Tayyip Erdogan,Syria,Turkey,United States,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Aug 18, 2015, 10:02 AM EDT

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